Campus Offers Free Math Course for Adults
Penn State DuBois, in conjunction with the Central Intermediate Unit #10 (CIU #10), will offer a free course in mathematics for adults who want to brush up on their basic skills.
This refresher course is intended for any adult who wants to improve math skills to help further their education, or simply to advance their abilities for use in everyday life. For those who have considered enrolling, or reenrolling in college, the course will prepare them for math classes required in most degree programs. It will be offered in two parts; the first session during the fall semester, and the second session during the spring semester.
"This is a great opportunity for people who want to update their math skills," said Adult Student and Veteran Services Coordinator Sueann Doran. "What they learn here can really give them an edge if they choose to enroll in college; or they can simply come away from this with a better knowledge that they can apply to their day-to-day lives." Doran explained that there is no obligation to enroll in additional courses for those who take advantage of this free opportunity.
Students in the course will receive an assessment of their math skills at the beginning, and another assessment at the end to determine how much they learned.
The math improvement course is sponsored by CIU #10, one of 29 regional education delivery organizations in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania's Intermediate Units are funded by the Department of Education and local school districts. They can provide special education services, student counseling services, staff continuing education opportunities, and program planning assistance to the public and non-public schools.
Space is limited for the math improvement class. Registrations will be accepted until August 24, and the course begins August 27. To register, or for more information, call the Clearfield Development Center for Adults at 814-765-1131, or the Penn State DuBois Office for Adult Student and Veteran Services at 814-375-4772.